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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Mr. Dana Hudes
  • Date: Tue Feb 10 14:15:39 1998

Not everyone uses Cisco. 
Some of us use Bay, others are home-brewed GateD on PC/unix,
still others are Ascend GRF. I think, though, that covers
ISP's use (ignoring dialup servers).

Nanog is not a cisco user group -- remember who owns GateD these

William Allen Simpson wrote:
> > From: "Perry E. Metzger" <[email protected]>
> > By loading the images in parallel over multiple TCP connections, you
> > also totally screw the TCP congestion avoidance mechanisms, and hurt
> > the net as a whole, especially given how prevalent HTTP is these days.
> > Unfortunately, as has been seen here, very few people working with the
> > net these days actually understand the details of things the net
> > depends on, and TCP congestion avoidance is one of them.
> >
> Thank you, Perry!
> Hey, why bother with that congestion control stuff?  It just makes the
> users complain about slowness....  Just spew the packets as fast as you
> can, like RealXXX, and screw everybody else.
> The sooner Fair Queuing is installed (it has been in many smaller
> vendors' products for 5-6 years, why has Cisco taken so long?), with
> RED (again, this is several years old), the sooner the blackguards can
> be bumped out the way of well-behaved applications.
> This is supposedly an operations list.  So, everyone, when are you
> configuring it in _YOUR_ Cisco?
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